The James Madison Dukes had a surprisingly successful first season in the FBS after making the jump from the FCS. With an 8-3 record, they finished with one of the best records in the Sun Belt. Now, they have one NFL Draft prospect looking to hear his name called by an NFL team, defensive tackle Jamare Edwards.
James Madison 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
Jamare Edwards, DT
Strengths: Solid college pass rusher who began his career at Marshall. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, immediately gets his hands up, and effectively uses them to protect himself or get off blocks. Displays good change-of-direction ability and nicely moves in any direction of the field. Hustles and works to make plays.
Weaknesses: Lined up at defensive tackle last season. Out-positioned by opponents or easily pushed to the ground. Comes with poor measurables and little upside.
Overall: Edwards showed plenty of ability as a pass rusher last year, but he really has no next-level position and will struggle to make it out of camp.
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